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‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Inaugural labour day protest – first in Singapore’s history

Inaugural labour day protest – first in Singapore’s history

With ten days to go before our sequel protest event on May first, I am all apprehensive yet excited at the same time and realised that the next ten days may be the longest period of my life.We realised that we are also creating another piece of [...]

Is Singaporean First and Singapore for Singaporeans Xenophobic?

Is Singaporean First and Singapore for Singaporeans Xenophobic?

Kirsten Han Whether by design or by accident, “Singapore for Singaporeans” became the one takeaway message of the first protest against the White Paper. It sparked off a huge discussion over whether Singapore is becoming more xenophobic, [...]

Historic protest organised through Facebook, socio political blogs and international press

Historic protest organised through Facebook, socio political blogs and international press

As the euphoria settled after the hugely  successful historic day on 16th Feb - which would probably go down into history as a phenomenal breakthrough in organised peaceful protest against a government policy, I began to try and piece out how it [...]

Reader requesting for second protest event

Reader requesting for second protest event

Dear Mr  Gilbert. I did not attend the protest.  Honestly, sincerely wish I had. Despite not attending, I followed closely online mostly via Temasek Review. It brings joy and hope to see your event was so successful. On my part, I [...]

4000 die-hard Singaporeans braved rain to become history makers

4000 die-hard Singaporeans braved rain to become history makers

I am sorry that I took some time to pen this article as memories are  still raw after yesterday's historic protest event - especially when I kept watching the re-arranged national anthem been played on youtube  again and again. I choked [...]

New dawn rising – protest event on 16th Feb

New dawn rising – protest event on 16th Feb

Someone told me half in jest yesterday that he wanted to turn up for today's  event  as it may  be one of those   "I was there you know..." occasion when he turns old and becomes a grandfather. I hardly slept well the past few days as I [...]

Mass protest on 16th Feb – biggest event since post-independence?

Mass protest on 16th Feb – biggest event since post-independence?

We have finally confirmed the speaker list after going through twenty over people who wanted to speak on that day. I have tried my best to see everyone personally who have written in wanting to speak on that day  as I felt that this is [...]

Concerns about 6.9 million population protest

Concerns about 6.9 million population protest

Dear Sir, I have some concerns that I hope you can address. I am unsure about this event. As much as I feel the frustration of the issues at hand, some of my friends, foreigners who have been contributing to Singapore for a long time both [...]

Foreign permanent resident is against 6.9 million population

Foreign permanent resident is against 6.9 million population

Written by: Ralph Bonifacio I may be foreign-born but I've stayed in Singapore long enough to understand the plight of many local Singaporeans. I can say that I've understood them to the extent that I, just like many, have resented the PAP [...]

5 Reasons Why All Singaporeans Must Reject 6.9 million Population Target

5 Reasons Why All Singaporeans Must Reject 6.9 million Population Target

Our Prime Minister has set a 6.9 million population target by 2030 both for economical and birth growth reasons. By 2020, the governmemnt wants to achieve a population mark of six  million. The more worrying implication of the population [...]

Sinister reason why PAP wants 6.9 million population by 2030?

Sinister reason why PAP wants 6.9 million population by 2030?

Just when Singapore was celebrating the euphoria of Worker's Party enormous victory at Punggol East by-election by a landslide margin, a deflated PAP counter-punched with the sickening announcement that they will go ahead with the white paper's 6.9 [...]

Open Letter To Our 1.8 million Foreigners – Please Don’t Convert To Singapore Citizenship

Open Letter To Our 1.8 million Foreigners – Please Don’t Convert To Singapore Citizenship

Editor's Note: This letter was penned on July 18, 2012 Dear Foreigners, We welcome you to work among us but really we are more against the government's liberal immigration policies than you personally. We apologise if some of the anger was [...]

Ten reasons why PAP lost to WP in the Punggol East by-election

Ten reasons why PAP lost to WP in the Punggol East by-election

Two gentlemen must  be having sleepless nights after the disastrous showing at the Punggol East by-election - PM Lee Hsein  Loong and disgraced ex-speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer. The Prime Minister must be cursing his luck when SDP [...]

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Transitioning: First of all, thank you  for responding to our questionnaire on the Workers’ Party Punggol East sizzling by-election victory, can you please state your educational qualification, marital status and work experience? Dan: Bachelor [...]

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

Friends have being calling me to attend the Punggol East by-election rallies started since yesterday but I was reluctant to attend any. Maybe I am still suffering from the election rally fever during GE 2011 when we all have to prepare our [...]

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